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Irish History Online: new form for submitting bibliographic information

Irish History Online (https://www.ria.ie/irish-history-online) is a bibliographic catalogue comprised of publications written about Irish history from earliest times to the present. It currently holds over 111,000 records of writings in Irish history.  To facilitate its work it has added a new feature where authors can provide details of their own publications (in Irish history). This…

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Open Access Monograph: From Photography to fMRI: Epistemic Functions of Images in Medical Research on Hysteria, Dr Paula Muhr

From Photography to fMRI: Epistemic Functions of Images in Medical Research on Hysteria has been recently published via Gold Open Access by transcript Verlag. The monograph can be freely accessed via the following link: https://www.transcript-verlag.de/978-3-8376-6176-7/from-photography-to-fmri/?number=978-3-8394-6176-1 Here is the abstract: Hysteria, a mysterious disease known since antiquity, is said to have ceased to exist. Challenging this commonly…

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Archival Showcase – Mater Misercordiæ Archives

In our interview with archivist, Helen Madden, we introduce you to one of Ireland’s history of science, medicine and technology archives. What is the name of your collection? Mater Misericordiae University Hospital Archive Overview of collection(s) (materials present, who does it relate to, etc). The collection contains the papers of the Mater Misericordiae Hospital from its opening in 1861 to the early 2010’s. The material is extremely wide-ranging and highlights the foundation and day-to-day running of the hospital. It includes mainly administrative, financial, nursing records, and hospital project development papers created by the hospital, but also some patient records, clinical…

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Archival Showcase- Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

In our interview with archivist, Susan Leyden, we introduce you to one of Ireland’s history of science, medicine and technology archives. What is the name of your collection? Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Overview of collection(s) (materials present, who does it relate to, etc). Our collections relate to the history and development of RCSI as well as of Irish healthcare. They comprise of the College Archive, Special Collections (medical pamphlets, antiquarian books, medical instruments, wax models) and personal papers of prominent medical figures associated with RCSI and Ireland’s medical history. Collection highlights (especially interesting material, overlooked sections, etc.) At…

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